NEW DELHI – 18 October 2016 – Leading global real estate services firm JLL (NYSE:JLL) has been awarded the Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability by India’s Corporate Institute of Directors. The award will be presented this evening at a special Golden Peacock Awards Nite at the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair in London.
The Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability recognizes companies’ commitment to a more sustainable world across a number of criteria, including corporate governance, economic, environmental and social performance. The award winners adhere to the Corporate Institute of Directors’ mission to lead sustainable business transformation through visionary and holistic awareness of boardroom strategies and practices, good governance, transparency and accountability.
The Golden Peacock award reflects JLL’s ongoing commitment to sustainability globally and to minimize the environmental impact of real estate, as well as enhancing the economic and social benefits of real estate development, according to Anuj Puri, Chairman and Country Head for JLL India.
“By providing sustainability services to our clients here in India and around the world through our network of sustainability professionals, we strive to embed sustainability principles across our advice and services, enabling our clients to achieve more holistic value over the long-term” said Puri. “We believe this award reinforces JLL’s brand and reputation as a global leader in sustainability and our ongoing commitment to being a good corporate citizen in and beyond our business.”
JLL’s early days of embedding sustainability into all aspects of the business via the firm’s Building a Better Tomorrow program globally is one of the primary factors contributing to its selection by the Golden Peacock judges.
The Golden Peacock Award is the most recent of many accolades bestowed upon the firm: JLL is the recipient of more than 22 awards globally for its achievements in environmental stewardship, ethics and corporate social responsibility and diversity, including Fortune Magazine’s 2015 “World’s Most Admired Companies; Ethisphere’s 2016 “World’s Most Admired Companies; Environmental Leaders’ 2015 Product and Projects “Top Product of the Year”; and Affinity Inc. Magazine’s 2016 “Top Corporations for LGBT Economic Empowerment” award. JLL joins such global companies as HSBC, India’s Tata Steel, General Motors and Doha Bank as recent recipients of the Golden Peacock Award for Sustainability.
During 2015, JLL authored more than 30 pieces of thought leadership content on sustainability issues, and engaged 55 global and local sustainability organizations, including the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21, which recognized JLL’s important industry role in addressing climate change across the global real estate sector.
About the Golden Peacock Awards
The Golden Peacock Awards (GPA) is a set of prestigious national and global awards designed to improve productivity and quality in organizations, with an emphasis on promoting business excellence through a framework of criteria for assessment based on best practices and principles of similar awards throughout the world. The GPA Framework is based on the Corporate Institute of Directors’ Business Excellence Model and contains all the requirements of the ISO 9001:2000 standard series. Leading Indian and India-based multinational organizations use the framework to assess themselves and build those results into the strategic planning process. For more information visit them at www.globalpeacockaward.com/awards/global-award-for-sustainability.
About JLL’s Energy & Sustainability Services
Through JLL’s Energy and Sustainability Services (ESS) group, the company’s network of more than 1,700 Sustainability Accredited Professionals help commercial building owners and occupiers improve the energy and environmental performance of buildings. Last year alone, JLL helped clients reduce their collective greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 12 million metric tons. Since 2007, JLL has helped clients save more than $3.3 billion in cumulative energy costs. Today, the firm provides sustainability services to 467 global clients and 227 clients across the Americas. JLL has completed more than 450 LEED-certified projects globally and is the world’s top employer of LEED Accredited Professionals and Green Associates. Additional information about JLL’s corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives can be found at http://www.jll.com/sustainability.
JLL (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, JLL has more than 280 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 meters, and completed more than $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. JLL’s investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $59.1 billion of real estate assets under management; JLL is the brand name, and registered trademark of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.